Galaxy Digital Reports $46M Loss in Q2, Down from Q1’s $554M
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Galaxy Digital Reports $46M Loss in Q2, Down from Q1’s $554M

Galaxy Digital's net loss narrowed by more than $500 million to $46 million in Q2 2023 as crypto prices rebounded in 2023.
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Galaxy Digital reported a significantly narrower loss in Q2 2023, thanks to a strong comeback in cryptocurrency prices. According to the earnings release, Galaxy’s net loss stood at $46 million in Q2, down from nearly $555 million a year ago. 

Galaxy Digital Trading Revenue Slipped in Q2

Micahel Novogratz’s crypto firm Galaxy Digital reported earnings results for Q2 2023, which showed that the company’s loss narrowed compared to a year ago as cryptocurrency prices rebounded from a sharp 2022 downturn.

Specifically, Galaxy reported a net loss of $46 million in the second quarter, or 14 cents per share. This compares to the $554.7 million loss, or $1.74, reported in the same quarter last year. 

“Galaxy’s operating businesses performed well in the second quarter against a backdrop of continued uncertainty and regulatory pressure.”

– Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of Galaxy said in a statement.

Trading revenue was $59.5 million in the quarter, marking a 54% decrease from the previous quarter. Galaxy said the decline in counterparty trading volume came due to the industry-wide slowdown in crypto trading activity. 

The crypto services provider posted an asset management revenue of $33.8 million, 619% higher than in the previous quarter. The surge was primarily fueled by stronger net realized gains on investments from its venture platform. 

Mining revenue stood at $15.4 million in the three months, 51% higher than in Q1. The surge was due to “higher income from proprietary mining activities,” Galaxy said in the press release. 

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Crypto Market 2023 Rebound

Galaxy Digital’s ability to narrow its loss by more than $500 million year-over-year come in the wake of a remarkable rebound in crypto prices after one of the worst-ever market downturns.

The total crypto market cap recovered by roughly 50% since the start of the year, surging from about $760 billion on January 1 to $1.13 trillion as of Tuesday, per TradingView data. Naturally, the comeback was led by a resurgence in the price of Bitcoin, which gained more than 75% in 2023. 

The rally was partly driven by the ongoing hype around institutional crypto adoption, triggered by BlackRock’s application to file a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) earlier this year. Mike Novogratz said that the fact that Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, turned into a crypto believer from a non-believer is “the most important thing that happened this year in bitcoin.” 

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